At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, adjacent to Albemarle County, Commonwealth of Charlottesville is the county’s independent city, Charlottesville. It is named after the queen of England’s King George III, Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Charlottesville is historically very rich, so it’s not surprising that millions of tourists come here every year. They visit the home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, the Ashlawn-Highlands, the home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, the home of James Madison. The esteemed University of Virginia is also on their tourist list.
Charlottesville was home to eminent personalities such as President Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Jefferson’s private retreat and planation house is just a few miles away from here. The home of James Monroe, Ash Lawn-Highland, is down the road from Monticello. About 40 km northeast of Charlottesville, you will come to the home of James and Dolly Madison, known as Montpelier.
When next you visit Charlottesville, you can enjoy hiking, wine tours and ballooning, hiking and all kinds of entertainment like shows at the Paramount Theater. Besides, you can visit the Shenandoah National Park and enjoy the scenic mountainside and hiking trails. Go for a long drive through thick forests down Skyline Drive. Another picturesque sight is the Blue Ridge Parkway that spans 755 km and goes to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina.
Celebrities who want to have a private getaway usually come here and include James Cameron, Sam Sheppard, John Grisham, Jessica Lange, etc.